Volkswagen has approved a trio of Vredestein tyre models for the latest generation of the UK’s second-best-selling car. In addition to offering the Golf 8 with the Vredestein Sportrac 5 in size 195/65R15, buyers wanting winter tyres can receive their car equipped with the Vredestein Wintrac Pro in the same dimension or the Snowtrac 5 in size 205/55R16.
A total of 58,994 new VW Golfs were registered in the UK last year, a figure only beaten by the Ford Fiesta. The Golf topped the sales charts in December 2019, with 4,585 units registered.
“Vredestein’s summer, winter and all-season ranges match Volkswagen’s own quest for very high standards,” comments Vredestein UK country manager, Karl Naylor, “as Vredestein’s Sportrac 5, Quatrac 5, Wintrac Pro, and Snowtrac 5 are now OE fitments on VW Group models like the Polo, T-Cross, Seat Ibiza and Audi A1. The Wintrac Pro is also the preferred winter tyre on the Volkswagen T-Cross.”
Since the model’s inception in 1974, Volkswagen has sold 35 million Golfs worldwide, thanks to the mid-size family hatchback’s reputation for attention to detail and safety features.